Newman: Ivylise Simones' Voice Covers Were 'Brash, Graphic, Funny, Provocative, and Immediate'

april 20, 2010  11:44 am
The former Village Voice art director (she left in January of this year) is the latest alt-weekly designer spotlighted by Robert Newman on the Society of Publication Designers blog. "She used bold photography and strong original illustration to give the covers a unique sense of power and imagination," he writes, adding that the look she cultivated was informed by "low budgets, [a] quick production schedule, and [her] own street smart design." Simones tells Newman her influences include NYC street art and Village Voice Media design director Michael Shavalier. "His work in the past 10 years for numerous alt-weeklies across the country blew my mind! I feel our craft in editorial design is one of a kind, and he set the bar," she says. "I used to spend hours just looking at his past covers for ideas."